Hundreds of Protestors Block Work Crews Ahead of Thirty Meter Telescope Construction in Hawaii

Construction preparation for what is supposed to be one of the world’s biggest and most powerful telescopes was set to begin Monday in the US state of Hawaii, but opponents aren’t making it easy. Read More >>

Another Thing Killing Coral Reefs: Our Poo

It’s no secret that corals are dying at an alarming rate. While climate change heating up the oceans is understood to be screwing over corals, a new study points fingers at a different culprit: pollution. Read More >>

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Your Binge-Watching of Netflix and Porn Is Contributing to Millions of Tonnes of Emissions a Year

Most days when I get home from work, I kick off my shoes and cosy up with some Netflix. Video streaming is kind of my go-to when I want to relax—and I’m far from alone. Each year, our collective video streaming results in carbon emissions equivalent to the entire country of Spain, a new report has found. Read More >>

How to Keep Your Home Cool Without Wrecking the Planet

Summertime is officially here, baby. You know what that means: long days, beach tans and wild energy bills. Keeping cool doesn’t come cheap – not for your pocket and definitely not for the planet. Read More >>

Deforestation and Climate Change Could Split the Amazon Rainforest in Two, Study Finds

When I worry about the Amazon Rainforest, I typically worry about deforestation. Maybe I should start worrying about climate change, too. A new study out Monday shows that climate change plus deforestation equals disaster for the Amazon: The average number of tree species present in a given patch of rainforest could decline by up to 58 per cent by 2050. What’s more, all the human-induced destruction may wind up effectively dividing the Amazon into two separate forests, one of which would be “severely fragmented.” Read More >>

Exploration of ‘Lost City’ in Honduras Uncovers Trove of Rare Life Forms

Trond Larsen was night-searching for rare frogs and insects in the Lost City recently discovered within Honduras’ Mosquitia Rainforest when his headlamp illuminated something surprising: a curious black puma. Larsen, a researcher who led this February 2017 expedition into the so-called Lost City of the Monkey God, walked away from the encounter unscathed, but that puma was but a bite of the magnificence Larsen and his team would find. Read More >>

Tree Believed to Have Inspired Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax Has Died

Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) once wrote his popular children’s books atop Mount Soledad in San Diego, California. From there, he could see a single Monterey Cypress tree that sat within Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California. That tree is thought to have helped inspire The Lorax. Read More >>

Your Synthetic Clothes May Be Polluting the Ocean

Our actions carry consequences, and that includes the clothes we buy. Off the coast of Tarragona in northeastern Spain, the waters are full of microplastics. Most come from clothing fibres, according to new research. Read More >>

The Sydney Opera House’s New Artificial Reefs Look Like Works of Art

The Sydney Opera House is a dope-ass work of architecture. Nestled along the Sydney Harbour in Australia, the building is a sight to see. Now, the sea wall at Bennelong Point, where the opera house sits, features 18 hexagonal-shaped steel frames meant to serve as artificial coral reefs. Read More >>

Olay Tests a Refillable Moisturiser as Beauty Industry Grapples With Its Giant Trash Problem

Fresh, soft skin comes at a cost—to the planet. Specifically, I’m talking about all that packaging your favourite lotion or cream comes in, which is likely made of hard-to-degrade plastics. That’s why Olay is dipping its toes in the refillable packaging world, a first among major skincare brands according to the Guardian. Read More >>

Even Under a Coal-Loving Leader, Australia Is Leading the Charge for Renewables

In Australia, record-breaking rooftop solar installations are helping the country increase its renewable energy generation. By 2030, renewables could make up more than half the electricity generated in the land down under, according to an analysis out Wednesday from a team of researchers. Read More >>

Malaysia is Shipping 3,300 Tonnes of Garbage Back to the Countries it Came From

1We, humans, do love our plastic. From our morning yogurt to our evening takeout, all this plastic feels impossible to avoid. The thing is, well, this plastic needs to go somewhere. Malaysia, a major plastics importer, is one of those somewheres. But now, the country is shipping thousands of tonnes of the world’s plastic back home. Read More >>

The First Tribal Climate Emergency Declaration Is Here – and It Won’t Be the Last

In the Arctic, people don’t have time to wait around for others to take action to stop climate change. This region of the world is warming faster than everywhere else, so they’re feeling the impacts of the global fever our planet is running much quicker than the rest of us. That’s, in part, why an indigenous community in Canada’s Yukon territory recently declared a climate emergency. In fact, they are the first indigenous peoples to do so – and that’s major. Read More >>

Kids Strike Around the World to Raise the Alarm on Climate Change

More than a million young people were expected to walk the streets on Friday in an international protest demanding action on climate change. The latest climate strike went live, with hundreds of thousands of students having walked out of school in places like New Zealand, India, South Africa, Nigeria and throughout Europe, reports CNN. Next was the U.S. Read More >>

Meet the Guy Who Spends Months in the Antarctic Collecting Penguin Poo

Stef Bokhorst has spent a number of Christmases in the South Pole. He’s never come across Santa Claus, but he has spotted some orcas, penguins, and elephant seals over the years. And he’s seen a lot of poo. Read More >>